Saturday, November 9, 2013

Happy 9th Birthday Firefox!

Mozilla Firefox is 9 years old today. Firefox 1.0 was released on 9 November 2004. The browser quickly gained the adoration of web developers and their enthusiasm spread throughout the world. Firefox has been downloaded more than one billion times and is the world’s.   Happy Birthday, Firefox!! 

Monday, October 28, 2013

My Volunteer Experience at Mozilla Festival 2013

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to work with the finest at Mozilla Foundation "Mozilla Festival".   One of the greatest strengths at Mozilla Festival known as "MozFest" were the volunteers, who worked countless hours on making sure the event went smoothly.  I was amongst the volunteers at the 2013 Mozilla Festival in London this past weekend.  I was so honored and excited to be part of such a great success at MozFest.  I decided back in the summer of 2013 to volunteer at this mega event, because I felted, it would be important to Mozilla.  I want to thank Michelle, Amira and Spike for giving me the opportunity to be a part of this momentum at Mozilla.   As a Mozilla Rep, it’s one of our duties to represent Mozilla in the community such as conferences and other venues.  I attended the Mozilla Festival Volunteer meet up and briefing a week prior.  The meeting consisted of getting to know all of the volunteers and a brief description on volunteer roles.   You can view below a live recorded clip of the Volunteer Briefing via Air Mozilla:  

As the journey started at MozFest ,  I reported to duty on Wednesday, few days before the festival would official begin.  I met so many nice and warming local Mozilla staff members from the London Office, especially, Paula, William (FuzzyFox) and Shannon.   They were the most accommodating among them all, their compassion was just amazing.   We had the opportunity to tour Ravensbourne, where the event will take place.  After the tour, I was really hoping to reinvent my own “magic carpet”, due the mega size of the facilities .  The college has 9  Floor/Levels and lots of stairs, meaning our weekend will consist of walking and walking.  

Our next task on the list at Mozfest, "Media Relations", we had to get ready for the live press conference with local Media regarding the Mozilla Festival.  Wow, what a great experience and I felted privilege to be around to participate. 

Now, the big day has come and it was time to get the show on the road.   Off we head to Ravensbourne, where we will start setting up 9 levels of innovation and new web ideas.  It was a quite adventurous weekend, even though; I did many behind the scenes work.  I witnessed so many exploring, creative and innovative things at the Festival.  I really enjoyed the different conversations; I had with many of the participants at the MozFest.    As, we move forward to better position ourselves with the openness of the web.  I look forward to many more of these types of events to come. Thank you, Mozilla!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Mozilla Summit 2013

Traveling to Toronto this past weekend was so epic and amazing.  I had the opportunity to meet so many awesome mozillians from across the globe.   Even though, it was my first summit, I was amazed on the positive energy among the participants.  I learned a lot about the Firefox OS phone, which it recently launched earlier of 2013. I attended a session with the Mozilla Rep, which helped explained the program in details and provided future guidance.  I appreciate the opportunity that was given to me at the summit and hope I can do it again in the near future.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Safe Travels to Summit

Safe travels to all of the Mozillians in transit to SF, Toronto and Brussels for the 2013 Summit. 

Monday, September 30, 2013

New Mozilla Rep

Hello, it's been a while since I posted. Did you know, I was accepted in the Mozilla Rep Program? YaY, so its official. Nice, huh? So, you may be wondering, what's next for me?  The next step as a new rep will be like a "hand holding" phase.  I have been assigned a mentor, name Regnard from Canada, who will be monitoring my progress and track. Now, I will be creating local events, such as Web Maker classes for my local community.  I also will be signing up for a few specific tasks or focus committees. I will also represent Mozilla locally in my area for events and etc. I will post more information regarding my goals in details soon. But for now, I will be getting familiarize with the program and helping out on what I can.  

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Hanging out with Foxy

I announced a few post back that, I would be helping Mozilla during the 2013 TIFF.  I arrived on Tuesday, Sept 10 and we went down to the Roy Thompson Hall on Simcoe Street. I really enjoyed interacting with others in the community on behalf of Mozilla. The people reactions  and the feedback you received is so priceless. Also, while we discuss "priceless" my motivation on helping Mozilla with their movement. I always had the heart on helping and volunteering in the community since a young boy. Did you know, I started as a YMCA coach teaching young kids on sports. What motivated me to continue to volunteer was the feeling on giving back. Here at Mozilla, I'm giving back to the community on what I really believe in our future technology. We must have an open web so the world can continue to explore on innovation and make our world a better place. Plus, when I do give back, I know, I have Foxy on my side. 

Sunday, September 8, 2013

First Mozilla Webmaker Class

Well, I had a successful Webmaker class this past weekend in Chicago. Exciting, Adventurous and exploration was on the agenda for the class. We first learned how to explore with X-Ray Goggle. Than, we started to hack several websites with Mozilla Thimble.  Oh boy, they were thrilled how to hack on their friends twitter accounts. Hopefully, they won't hack my twitter account, LOL!   Finally, we had fun with YouTube and picking pictures and exploring with Mozilla Popcorn maker.  During my first class, I was kinda of nervous but my students were awesome.  They really loved the innovation experience that we shared together.  I really felt it was a learning and teaching experience for all of us.  I am looking forward to many more classes on a bigger scale, so I can continue to share what I learning through Webmaker. I really appreciate Mozilla and their contributors on developing this awesome product and keeping up with the awesome work.  I would be sharing more of my experiences with others, such as this past weekend in Chicago.  I would like to thank my students for allowing me to share my knowledge with them. Now, they will have the opportunity to share with others and keep it going with their friends.